12 episodes

Katy Bandy worked as a licensed psychotherapist for 15 years before branching into her online business as a coach to support women in reaching their goals without sacrificing their peace, through mindfulness practice. This podcast is a conversation - always curious - exploring topics of mental health, alignment, the supernatural, feminism & honestly just whatever comes to heart. Any topic that impacts our experience as an infinite soul in human form is fair game! Sometimes it gets personal, sometimes it's just for fun. Come hang out with me!

Mindful Soul Katy Bandy

    • Education

Katy Bandy worked as a licensed psychotherapist for 15 years before branching into her online business as a coach to support women in reaching their goals without sacrificing their peace, through mindfulness practice. This podcast is a conversation - always curious - exploring topics of mental health, alignment, the supernatural, feminism & honestly just whatever comes to heart. Any topic that impacts our experience as an infinite soul in human form is fair game! Sometimes it gets personal, sometimes it's just for fun. Come hang out with me!

    Episode 12 - Women, Rest & Social Justice

    Episode 12 - Women, Rest & Social Justice

    Episode 12 - Women, Rest & Social Justice

    Ever felt guilty for resting or making time for your own self-care & wellness? You’re not alone. On the larger background of ongoing social inequities that occur in the world, is REST an indulgence and a privilege? Is it something that one should ‘earn’ or deserve? Or is it a basic human right for all?

    This episode will further our topic from last week. How do we sustain anything we do - work, family, advocacy and more - with a more regenerative approach to our emotional wellbeing?  

     

    Links to articles discussed in this episode:

    To read more about the social justice movement of radical self-care that was started by the Black Panther movement, click HERE. 

    To read more about The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, click HERE. 

    To read more about the study on gender discrepancies and leisure time, click HERE. 

     To read my blog about Dialectical Thinking, click HERE.

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook. See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice. Please read full disclaimer HERE.) 

    • 25 min
    Episode 11 - Coping With Community Disasters & Collective Trauma

    Episode 11 - Coping With Community Disasters & Collective Trauma

    Episode 11 - Coping With Community Disasters & Collective Trauma

    If you feel like it’s been non-stop world chaos over the last few years, you’ll want to listen to this episode. At a time in history where we have access to all the world’s trauma at once it can be incredibly overwhelming. We’ll be discussing how to balance caring for your own nervous system while also taking action to make needed changes you’d like to see in the world.

    We’ll be diving deep to learn about both first hand trauma when you’re involved in community disasters, as well as something called ‘vicarious traumatization’ or ‘second hand trauma’ that can happen witnessing other's trauma, when we don’t have a skillset to navigate our own emotional & empathetic responses to situations. I’ll be sharing a skillset and concepts that therapists and disaster responders use in order to remain effective supporting long term positive changes in the world.

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook.  See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice.  Please read full disclaimer HERE)

    • 34 min
    Episode 10 - Can Coaches Or Therapists Guarantee Outcomes?

    Episode 10 - Can Coaches Or Therapists Guarantee Outcomes?

    Episode 10 - Can Coaches Or Therapists Guarantee Outcomes?

    When you’re thinking of spending your hard earned money on a coaching package or on therapy, can you be guaranteed that you will get the outcomes you want? In this episode we are looking at the ethical implications of being ‘guaranteed’ that you will achieve something within a coaching or therapeutic container. There are many factors that go into how and whether someone gets the results they want. We’ll dive into the regulated industry of therapy and the unregulated field of coaching and explore the Pros & Cons to standardization of care.

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook. See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice.  Please read full disclaimer HERE)

    • 11 min
    Episode 9 - Non-Judgment For Mental Health & Better Problem Solving

    Episode 9 - Non-Judgment For Mental Health & Better Problem Solving

    Episode 9 - Non-Judgment For Mental Health & Better Problem Solving

    Today I’m giving you a Core Mindfulness Practice that can help you REDUCE painful emotions and better problem solve in all areas.  It’s a hard one, but worth the challenge.  Mindfulness is based on letting go of judgments, but this does NOT mean we become passive about solving problems in our life or trying to make needed changes.  Listen in to get the deets!

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook.  See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice.  Please read full disclaimer HERE)

    • 17 min
    Episode 8 - Holiday Burnout & The Pressure To Do It All

    Episode 8 - Holiday Burnout & The Pressure To Do It All

    Episode 8 - Holiday Burnout & The Pressure To Do It All

    This episode is a LISTENER’S CHOICE episode which was voted on as a needed topic!  We’re chatting about how to navigate the holiday season that comes with so much pressure, it can leave you exhausted in January if you’re not careful.  I’ll share 3 tips for getting through holiday chaos (and joy), and if you’re someone who feels GUILTY for saying no to things, you’re gonna want to listen in!

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook.  See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice.  Please read full disclaimer HERE)

    • 16 min
    Episode 7 - Part 3: Coping With Health Issues Using Mindfulness

    Episode 7 - Part 3: Coping With Health Issues Using Mindfulness

    In this episode I’ll share how I personally coped with the emotional aspect of long term health issues, and how mindfulness practice has been research proven to be beneficial for people suffering from issues like chronic pain or chronic health conditions.  I'll be sharing practical skills that you can start trying today.

    This continues a 3-part series which started in Episode 5 - Part 1 discussing  Women and Medical Gaslighting, followed by last week’s Episode 6 - Part 2 where I shared my experience in early 2023 with an iron deficiency and post viral symptoms, including things that helped me recover, and how to be your own best advocate & researcher to work with (or sometimes outside of) the traditional medical system when you need to.

    >>> To check out somatic healing with Irene Tracey, find her on Instagram HERE.

    To sign up for my email list, click HERE to receive a free copy of my Life Balance Workbook. See you there!

    (This content is not therapy or medical advice.  Please read full disclaimer HERE)

     

    Links to things discussed in this episode:

    To read more about research on use of mindfulness for coping with chronic pain, click HERE.

    To read more about research from the American Psychiatric Association on Mindfulness and Pain Management, click HERE.

    To read an article on Mindfulness and managing chronic disease, click HERE.

    To read an article from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine on Mindfulness and chronic conditions, click HERE.

     

    • 24 min

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